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Foreign Affairs / Re: Brazilian President Barred From Football Game Due To Vaccination Status by saintgwizard(m): 9:04pm On Oct 17
mofedamijo:


Ediot, I don't live in Nigeria. Now, the protest around the world is against mandatory vaccination. I do not support mandatory vaccination myself.

Since you have no manners, go to father and mother, and tell them to shut up. I am not the cause of your families frustration.


You called a sitting President a coward for standing up against powerful globalist controlling the world. Then some said "shut up" you attacked his family. I'm happy we agree on one thing; vaccine mandate is senseless, but attacking one another over what was created to divide us, I don't.
Health / Re: Man Poisoned, Dies On His Birthday (Disturbing Photos, Video) by saintgwizard(m): 11:42am On May 16
yungpowers:
A close friend of mine knows the guy in question. He wasn't poisoned, he died from kidney disease three months afyer his birthday.

See the medical report below.

Privacy breach. A person's medical record on a public domain?

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Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by saintgwizard(m): 9:54am On Feb 12
spyder880:




Wait, wait, @ saintgwizard, are you asking the cost of dressing the parapet of the house alone or cost of plastering the whole house?
@ Jasobry, N150,000 for plastering and dressing only on a simple duplex parapet is too high. However, if the parapet is to be designed with more ornamental materials, belts, lines and other busy designs, it could attract higher costs, but not necessarily on plastering and dressing.

The picture below is an example of what I mean by a designed parapet. This could be costly because of the additional work to be done on it, apart from plastering and dressing works.

Oga Sypder, Thank you Sir. It is just a simple parapet dressing. Is like my engineer has finished me. Location, Asaba.

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Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by saintgwizard(m): 9:49am On Feb 12
Jasobry:


I said it won't exceed 150k considering different locations.. I'm presently plastering a pent house parapet for 100k in Enugu

God bless. Thank you
Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by saintgwizard(m): 9:47am On Feb 12
Jasobry:


Parapet dressing for a duplex should not exceed 150k

Thank you!
Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by saintgwizard(m): 9:12pm On Feb 11
Hello house.

Please I need your advice on cost of plastering. I needed to dress the parapet of 4 bedroom duplex ahead of the roofing. I was handed a workmanship of 313,000 Naira.

When I probed further, I was told a partition is 7,000 Naira for "frame plastering". A total of 37 partition measured and it will take 9 days of work and two helpers for 4 masons.

The amount sounds outrageous to me.

Bosses in the house, kindly advice.

CC Oga Spyder880
Health / COVID - 19: I Wont Take The Vaccine - Elon Musk by saintgwizard(m): 9:07pm On Jan 27
SpaceX founder Elon Musk stirred the pot yet again after claiming that neither he nor his family would take a COVID-19 vaccine even if it was readily available.

The 49-year-old billionaire dropped the bombshell during a Monday appearance on the New York Times opinion podcast “Sway.”

“I’m not at risk, neither are my kids,” Musk told host Kara Swisher about the rationale behind his decision.

During the bizarre exchange, the Tesla CEO decried the nationwide lockdown as a “no-win situation” that has “diminished my faith in humanity.” Musk previously called widespread quarantines “unethical” and “de facto house arrest,” RT reports.

Instead of the current sweeping measures, the Boring Company boss suggested a more targeted lockdown where “anyone who is at risk” be “quarantined until the storm passes.”

Swisher criticized his suggestion, adding that humans could potentially die in the process.

“Everybody dies,” quipped Musk.

Elon Musk said the coronavirus lockdown diminished his faith in humanity.
To emphasize the supposed ridiculousness of the quarantines, Musk boasted that SpaceX “didn’t skip a day” throughout the entire pandemic. “We had national security clearance because we were doing national security work,” he said. “We sent astronauts to the Space Station and back.”

Later on, the automotive mogul addressed Bill Gates’ criticisms of his skepticism toward the coronavirus, which Musk called “dumb” in March. During a CNBC interview in July, the Microsoft founder claimed that Musk didn’t know much about vaccines and said he hoped that the SpaceX head “doesn’t confuse areas he’s not involved in too much.”

“Gates said something about me not knowing what I was doing,” Musk told Swisher. “It’s like, ‘Hey, knucklehead, we actually make the vaccine machines for CureVac, that company you’re invested in.'” He was referring to the fact that Tesla manufactures equipment for the German biopharmaceutical firm CureVac.

This past July, the car magnate shaded Gates with a series of cryptic tweets that read, “Billy G is not my lover” and “The rumor that Bill Gates & I are lovers is completely untrue.”

https://nypost.com/2020/09/29/elon-musk-says-he-wont-take-coronavirus-vaccine/
Health / World Health Organisation (WHO) Changes COVID Testing Criteria by saintgwizard(m): 12:51pm On Jan 24
January 22, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — In what some have suggested is politicized timing, the World Health Organization on Wednesday changed the protocol for COVID-19 tests, which will result in large reductions in the numbers of positive cases. The body took this action just one hour after Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States.

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued guidance regarding the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, which is being widely used across the globe in order to detect cases of COVID-19. In a short information notice, the WHO referred back to an instruction booklet for COVID testing, released in September 2020, noting that “careful interpretation of weak positive results is needed.”

The guidance warned against diagnosing someone as having the virus just because he tests positive if he does not present with symptoms of COVID-19. It also warned about the high risk of false positives: “The cycle threshold (Ct) needed to detect virus is inversely proportional to the patient’s viral load. Where test results do not correspond with the clinical presentation, a new specimen should be taken and retested using the same or different NAT technology.”

“As disease prevalence decreases, the risk of false positive increases. The probability that a person who has a positive result (SARS-CoV-2 detected) is truly infected with SARS-CoV-2 decreases as prevalence decreases, irrespective of the claimed specificity,” the WHO continued.

An even more surprising admission followed: the document described PCR tests merely as an “aid for diagnosis” and did not place any greater weight upon the results of PCR tests. “Most PCR assays are indicated as an aid for diagnosis, therefore, health care providers must consider any result in combination with timing of sampling, specimen type, assay specifics, clinical observations, patient history, confirmed status of any contacts, and epidemiological information.”


The new guidance for assessing the results of PCR COVID tests effectively means that there are additional steps to be taken before reporting that someone has tested positive for the virus. The WHO notes that “a new specimen should be taken and retested” and further stipulates that “health care” workers should weigh up the test result alongside real-world information, such as symptoms or “clinical observations,” and contact with any other infected individuals.

One user on Twitter explained the WHO guidance thus: “PCR positive is no longer = Covid. You are not Covid now unless you get a second test to confirm it, and are presenting clinical symptoms.”

The admission of the inaccuracy of PCR tests comes as a validation for the ever growing evidence of the ineptitude of the tests. As the Lockdown Sceptics website wrote: “For months now, sceptics have been ridiculed for questioning the accuracy of the PCR test, referring to the risk of false positives when prevalence is low and urging the Government to carry out confirmatory second tests on those that test positive. This updated advice from the WHO is a vindication of our position. We look forward to Governments and health authorities bringing their practices into line with it.”

The website’s editor, Toby Young, repeated the sentiment, saying that distrust of PCR tests became “the basis of the smear that we’re covid deniers.” “Today the @WHO finally acknowledged there’s a problem with the PCR test,” he added.

B[b]ack in December, LifeSiteNews reported on the fact that 22 independent scientist had debunked the original Corman-Drosten (CD) paper, which established PCR tests as the standard way to determine the presence of COVID-19. The group, termed the International Consortium of Scientists in Life Sciences (ICSLS), studied the CD paper and found “ten fatal problems” with it. Each of the problems is described as being sufficient on its own to render the PCR test “useless as a specific diagnostic tool to identify the SARS-CoV-2 virus[/b].”

One particular issue the ICSLS identified, was the amplification cycle of the tests, which is the process by which genetic material present on the nasal swab is determined to be either a positive or negative indication of COVID. The CD paper did not even define what a positive or negative test result is, but suggested that “45 PCR cycles” are to be performed.

While a PCR test can have up to 60 cycles of amplification, both Dr. Pascal Sacré and the ICSLS pointed out that PCR test data from a cycle value of 35 or more is “completely unreliable.” “Only non-infectious (dead) viruses are detected with [cycle] values of 35,” the group adds, as even above 30 cycles there is “a grey area,” where a positive result cannot be trusted.

A CDC document from as recently as December 2020 outlines that provision was made for tests to be run at up to 40 cycles.

With its new guidance, it seems that the WHO is now heeding, or admitting, Dr. Sacré’s advice about the “misleading ... over-sensitivity of the RT-PCR test,” as the organization called for the “careful interpretation of weak positive results,” and reminded clinicians that “[t]he cycle threshold (Ct) needed to detect virus is inversely proportional to the patient’s viral load.”

The WHO also stipulated that the number of cycles used to detect the presence of the virus should be reported along with the test result.

Politicized timing?
A number of commentators have pointed to the politicized timing of the WHO’s news, noting that the new instructions, which could lead to a decrease in reported COVID cases, came only “one hour” after Joe Biden was sworn in as president. They suggest that Biden could reap the profits of the re-classification of COVID case numbers.

Independent journalist Patrick Henningsen commented on the timing: “Proof of a ‘pandemic’ scam in 2020: the day #Biden is sworn in, WHO magically order #COVID testing laboratories to reduce their #PCR CT cycle threshold - which will automatically slash phony ‘cases’ & ‘deaths with COVID’. #BillGates-funded WHO fraud..”

Trump had began the process to withdraw from the WHO last summer after denouncing the organization as being “China centric.” As such, the WHO was pleased to welcome Biden to the White House as an ally, as he announced his intention to strengthen ties with the WHO. The WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also expressed his own delight at Biden’s recent inauguration.

Conservative outlet PJ Media concurred with Henningsen, claiming that “[n]one of this was for your health. It was to get rid of Orange Man Bad.”

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/one-hour-after-biden-inaugurated-who-changes-covid-testing-criteria
Health / Re: COVID-19 Update For January 17 2021 In Nigeria by saintgwizard(m): 5:29am On Jan 18
Ddokie:
And they are reopening schools. Are these people OK?



You can not beat your chest and say the lockdown didn't help.

Do you know what the level of spread would have been if there was never a lock-down?

Is the rising case of infection and death not because we are operating business as usual?

Corona no dey kill plenty people, but nobody sabi who e go kill.

Activities should be limited to the barest necessities. Offices should run shifts same as markets. Students should stay at home. If they lose one session, e no go kill them. Afterall the average Nigerian graduate stays at home for upwards of 3 years before he gets a job so what is the rush for.

Since the vaccine would be readily available within the next 6 to 12 months, things can be slowed down in anticipation for such a time when most people especially the most vulnerable would have gotten the vaccine.

Life no get duplicate.

Did lockdown work? No it did not. We had less than 500 cases when we went into the first lockdown and relaxed when we crossed 5000. A measure is said to be effective when it reduces or eliminates the problem. That is not the case. Secondly if a lockdown is going to be "effective" it means it should be in place until no singular case is recorded in the country for a period of not less than 28days. That will take over 5 years to achieve. Can a country be locked down for that long?

Coming to the vaccine (not a vaccine by the definition of a vaccine), is will not take a way lockdowns, social distancing and wearing of masks, why? Pfizer and Moderna have clearly stated that it will not protect you from getting it or spreading it but will only reduce COVID 19 complications in 94% of cases. So 6 out of 100 can still have the complications and possibly die, which is not different from the case without vaccines.

Another point of note, is the immunity from the vaccine is expected to last for 5 months. Meaning that everyone will be expected to take the "vaccine" at least once in a year.

Before the vaccine will be so much in circulation, touching all the villages in Asia, South America and Africa, it will take another up to 5 years.

Conclusively, lockdown is no way to go and the coming vaccine is not the solution we think it is. COVID is far from over. It will only be over the day the people come to terms that the narratives around COVID do not add up.

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Health / Re: Would You Receive The COVID-19 Vaccine If Offered Today? by saintgwizard(m): 1:51pm On Jan 03
thundafire:
nothing can change a DNA of a person. No believe shit but u gladly took the jab for TB,polio vaccines abi

Read about gene editing technology CRISPR
Properties / Re: Molding Or Buying Blocks. Which Is Better? by saintgwizard(m): 8:54pm On Jun 19, 2020
Buying appears more expensive but better in the long run. It eliminates your moulders stealing bags of cement, eliminates time spent supervising the moulding process, eliminates the stress of arranging for sand etc.

Summarily, if you are the busy type or reside far away from your building site, buy blocks. If you have the time and living around, moulding is cheaper.

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Autos / Re: Nissan Qashqai 2015/16 (bought Brandnew)... 5.3m(Abuja/Lagos)Quick sale! by saintgwizard(m): 4:37pm On Apr 22, 2019
4.2m?
Autos / Re: *Sold*Sold**Pristine 2014 Toyota Rav4 - Fct, ABUJA by saintgwizard(m): 4:45am On Apr 18, 2019
Interested. I have contacted you via WhatsApp.
Politics / Re: Oshiomhole Threatens To Suspend Ngige: If Presidency Condones Disrespect.. by saintgwizard(m): 11:50pm On Jul 23, 2018
gabbijason:
Gov Oshiomhole has Always been a no nonsense man! The battle has just begun. Ngige, over to you. #refereeblowswhistle



. Meanwhile Lady Aiban is the Naija's finest female Christian Rapper
Politics / Re: N400bn Fraud: Fayemi Replies Ekiti Assembly: "Allegations Are Mere Fabrication" by saintgwizard(m): 8:15pm On Oct 28, 2016
400Billion? or 40Billion. please correct the headline.

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Career / Re: I Asked For My Promotion And I Got A Transfer by saintgwizard(m): 5:34pm On Aug 22, 2016
Buy and read - Working with emotional intelligence by Daniel Goleman. If you can sit down and study this book you will get enough tips to manage your demotivated team and the high expectations from your boss.

Always remember "the darker the night, the brighter your shine". So see this as an opportunity to grow.

God's strength.
Politics / Re: Missing 71 Trailers Of Rice For Adamawa IDPs Should Be Probed - Tsamdu by saintgwizard(m): 6:29pm On Jul 10, 2016
Missing? I was told people from that region are men of intergrity, with the best qualification to move the country forward. This news must have been conjoured by wailers to discredit the government undecided

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Politics / Re: Past Govt Wasted Forex On Importation Of Toothpicks — Buhari by saintgwizard(m): 7:32am On May 29, 2016
Lamentations of a confused leader.

You now blame the economist for your shortsightedness.

Dubbed outcome of national sovergn conference a trash.

Blamed everybody and everything but youself for the decay and lack of direction.

The masses will soon get to their breaking point. Then you will know that leaders are as powerless as a fly when the citizens revolt.

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Politics / Re: Fg To Tax Voice Calls, Sms, Mms, Data And Pay Tv At 9% by saintgwizard(m): 11:13am On Mar 27, 2016
Another tax?

We understand that the government is gasping for breath, but must it take away the breath of the masses to survive? Can't they look for ways to deal with the root causes instead of always attacking the symptoms.

This government self

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Properties / Re: How Can I Build A 6 Bedroom Duplex With 6.5m Naira by saintgwizard(m): 12:23am On Mar 18, 2016
makavele:


My friend, shut up pls . .

There is truly poverty in the land. Getting intimidated by figures. Go build a duplex with 6.5m grin
Politics / Re: FG To Provide 3 Million Jobs In The Next 3 Years - Osinbajo by saintgwizard(m): 2:39am On Mar 17, 2016
This is to be denied in less than 3 months time. sad

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Properties / Re: How Can I Build A 6 Bedroom Duplex With 6.5m Naira by saintgwizard(m): 6:08pm On Mar 12, 2016
I888:
If you are a builder, you are thief and if you owned the house, you were SCAMMED!

No Sir! While one 3 bedroom bungalow can be built with say 8 million another with superior finishing, beautifully finished surrounding can go for as high as 30million. So you need to see the house in question before coming to that conclusion

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Properties / Re: How Can I Build A 6 Bedroom Duplex With 6.5m Naira by saintgwizard(m): 6:03pm On Mar 12, 2016
No! Not even a 3bedroom bungalow with good finishing. To achieve that, budget nothing less than 15million

Goodluck
Politics / Re: Presidential Response To State House Clinic by saintgwizard(m): 9:43pm On Feb 02, 2016
Retributionn:
IPOB Youths and their wailing associates are trying their hardest to discredit this GREAT President

IT is DOA!!

95% of Nigerians are happy with the performance of Buhari and we fully support him

Now we know that they lied with the earlier report.

There is economic sense in providing more resource for public officials instead of them spending all that money abroad

God bless PMB and Nigeria

God punish IPOB wailers

95%. Not even in kastina
Politics / Re: Dear PMB, Fighting Corruption Is Not A Fiscal Responsibility, By Tony Osborg by saintgwizard(m): 9:38am On Jan 19, 2016
Well written. We can only talk (or wail as they call it). This man we call Mr. President has made up his mind to do one thing; nothing!. I don't blame him, I blame Nigerians, who were too gullible to believe that such a man could bring a positive change. sad

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Career / Re: Can One Become Rich As A Salary Earner? by saintgwizard(m): 1:17pm On Jan 08, 2016
Yes you can. It all depends on what you do with your salary which is tied to the vision you have for your life.

Wait o. I'm not referring to those 50k per month o grin. Such requires special grace

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Religion / Re: Why is Christ Embassy Charging 1000 Naira To Attend 31st Night Service? by saintgwizard(m): 11:38am On Dec 31, 2015
A church charged 1k as gate fee and you complain - reason, salvation is free.

A club charged 5k as gate fee and you happily pay - reason, it was full of fun.

My point, people should learn to mind their businesses and stop judging the actions or inactions of others by their standards.

I believe those that paid, did that happily and we are here killing ourselves.

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Politics / Re: Several Killed As Fire Guts Chicason Gas Station, Nnewi (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by saintgwizard(m): 5:56pm On Dec 24, 2015
RIP to the dead. We all need to be more safety conscious. Most of these are caused by our non adherence to simple safety rules.
Politics / Re: Boko Haram Arrested At Fuel Station In Maiduguri by saintgwizard(m): 2:08pm On Dec 01, 2015
THANK GOD!

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Politics / Re: PMB Lacks The Capacity To Rule Nigeria- BLOOMBERG by saintgwizard(m): 1:06pm On Nov 29, 2015
No News. It was clear from inception. We got no option but to give him all the time. By 2019, Nigerians will decide.

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Career / Re: Revealed: Practices In Nigerian Banks That Will Shock You by saintgwizard(m): 5:11pm On Nov 20, 2015
Not just banking. Most of these rules apply in other sectors.

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